Food Allergy Basics
Time to write letters to Gov. Inslee requesting that Washington State recognize May 12-18, 2013 as the 16th Annual Food Allergy Awareness Week!
Please take this opportunity to learn a little more about what it is like to live daily with life-threatening food allergies. The videos below will give you insight into kid’s and parent’s thoughts about managing this condition.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network has many useful resources including short slideshow presentations targeting elementary audiences, teen audiences and corporate audiences as well as a food allergy awareness poster
If you prepare food for those with life-threatening food allergies you might find the links on our Restaurant Education page helpful.
PBS has developed a peanut allergy lesson plan that enhances an “Arthur” episode entitled “Binky Goes Nuts”. This lesson is ideal for elementary aged children.
Please visit and view How to Use an EpiPen Autoinjector – this simple-to-use shot of epinephrine (adrenaline) is necessary to stop an anaphylactic reaction (allergic shock). A Twinject may be prescribed instead – it contains two doses of epinephrine. Please visit and view Twinject Training. Finally, Auvi-Q comes with audio prompts to walk someone through administering epinephrine in an emergency.
Here is an informative guide titled: Grandparents Guide to Food Allergies
Thank you for taking the time to become educated about life threating food allergies and anaphylaxis. Your new knowledge just might save a life!